Who Sang It Came Upon The Midnight Clear? Alfred Deller & Deller Consort

Release information
Release Date: 1991
length: 2:24
IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR
That glorious song of old,
From Angels bending near the earth
To touch their harps of gold:
"Peace on the earth, good-will to men,
From heaven's all-gracious King!"
The world in solemn stillness lay
To hear the Angels sing.

Still through the cloven skies they come,
With peaceful wings unfurled;
And still their heavenly music floats
O'er all the weary world;
Above its sad and lowly plains
They bend on hovering wing;
And ever o'er its Babel sounds
The blessed Angels sing.

Yet with the woes of sin and strife
The world has suffered long;
Beneath the Angel-strain have rolled
Two thousand years of wrong;
And man, at war with man, hears not
The love-song which they bring;
O hush the noise, ye men of strife,
And hear the Angels sing!

For lo! the days are hastening on,
By prophet-bards fortold,
When, with the ever-circling years,
Comes round the age of gold;
When peace shall over all the earth
Its ancient splendours fling,
And the whole world send back the song
Which now the Angels sing.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Patapan
  • 2 We Three Kings of Orient Are
  • 3 I Saw Three Ships
  • 4 The Coventry Carol
  • 5 It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
  • 6 Good King Wenceslas
  • 7 Once In Royal David's City
  • 8 Rocking
  • 9 The First Nowell
  • 10 God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
  • 11 Wither's Rocking Hymn
  • 12 Silent Night
  • 13 Wassail Song
  • 14 Dormi Jesus
  • 15 Boar's Head Carol
  • 16 Past Three A Clock
  • 17 Lullay My Liking
  • 18 Adam Lay Ybounden
  • 19 Herrick's Carol
  • 20 Angelus ad Virginem
  • 21 The Holly and the Ivy
  • 22 O Little One Sweet
  • 23 Song of the Nuns of Chester
  • 24 Winter Rose
  • 25 In dulci jubilo